[sword-devel] Unsupported USFM markers

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sat Feb 25 16:29:15 MST 2012

On 2/25/2012 11:30 AM, Kahunapule Michael Johnson wrote:
> http://crosswire.org/wiki/Converting_SFM_Bibles_to_OSIS#Markers_Not_Yet_Supported_by_usfm2osis.pl
> says: "If you come across USFM files containing markers that are not
> yet supported, please contact one of the Perl script developers in
> CrossWire."
> After processing over 200 USFM Bible translations (and subsets), I
> have seen almost all of the markers specified in the USFM standard at
> http://ubs-icap.org/chm/usfm/2.3/index.html, except for the study
> Bible only markers and some of the peripheral markers. I haven't seed
> much of the Deuterocanon-specific markup, because I have only
> processed 6 translations with any DC content, yet. You really can't
> process many translations without hitting very common markers like
> \b, \m, \k ...\k*, //, \fig ...\fig*, etc.
> Shalom, Michael

It appears that the list still isn't exceptionally accurate. David is
copying comments from usfm2osis.pl, which are themselves inaccurate. So
\b is named as unsupported twice, although it is also named as supported
once and is, in fact, handled, albeit incorrectly.


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